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, deeply grounded in our education and how it has prepared us as women and the leaders and the fact that your mom was very much an activist in the movement, and they need to know about it. i'm working on the book, this book. i said well, can i help you, can i get it published and that is how this journey began. >> bernice, when did your mother began her activism? she was born in marion alabama? >> i ron ackley if you study history, three of the leading movement, ralph abernathy and my father all have lives in alabama. how ironic is that. my mother didn't know one leader after that. she no one was much younger but they didn't know, you know, that kind of stuff and it just brought it all together. and so, growing up there in rural alabama with a father who was an entrepreneur early on and he called lumber and he did open an assault mel by a white gentleman. the father's determination to stand up to justice and continue to move to really influenced her and that produced a lot of the leaders in the nation. missionaries came and educated the reactive and why am i here driven by the fact
that our education and how it prepared us as women to be leaders and the fact that your mom was very much an activist involved in the peace movement and they need to know about her. and i said i'm working on this book. i said can i help you? get it published? this is how the journey began. >> host: bernice king your mother come to how active bushy and when did she begin her activism? was born in marion alabama? >> guest: ironically if you study history three of the leading persons in the movement ralph abernathy and my father i'll had wives from carrie county alabama. how ironic is that and mom did not know of one data abernathy. when the movement started they didn't know about them marrying different men in all of that kind of stuff and have brought it all together. and so growing up there in rural alabama with the father who was an entrepreneur or entrepreneur or leon and unheard of as an african-american had his own truck. he hauled lumber. he did open a sawmill and it was burned down by a white gentleman he hired. he would not let that stop them. implements a separate father's determi
are online courses throughout california's college system. abc 7 education reporter lyanne melendez explains why it is all linked to money. >> california no longer has the means to support the uc system the way it has for decades. the governor said it is time to embrace other ways of saving and making money. enter online courses. >> so there is not a luxury of sitting in the present trajectory unless you don't mind paying ever increasing tuition. >>> the uc system already offers more than 200 online courses to undergraduate and graduate students and recently attempted to reach out to nonuc students charging between $1,400 and 2,400th class but it has had little suck is 70s. >> there have been marked failures along the way. failures at columbia and illinois and other institutions. >> but udoff promised within the next two months the uc system will present a new program to develop more online courses. this could bring in a new source of money. >> because i think it is the new revenue possibilities that then give us the possibility of cross subsidizing our traditional bricks and mortar campus d
in the fall. in silicon valley, governor brown will announce an online educational partnership between san jose state university and a tech start-up. the pilot program will make online courses available to students with a goal of expanding access to higher education. >> people in marin county are spending a cold morning without power after a huge redwood tree ripped down power lines on to a house. the tree went down yesterday morning on west baltimore avenue and damaged the roof of a house. no one was hurt. authorities say the tree roots were too decayed to old up and pg&e restored power to 40 customers but it will be 7:00 a.m. before the other homes have restored power. >> you need your power this morning. >> hope you have gas heat, but, mike has a look at the forecast. is it as cold as yesterday? >> colder. good morning, everyone. we will get you updated on the warnings. freeze warning continues for east bay and interior valleys and the north bay so middle 20's to low 30's for several hours this morning. at least until 9:00. keep the plants and pipes protected. we have fog along the bays
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to invest in earning, in teaching, in education and we do that not by just the way we did it a hundred years ago. >> reporter: today governor brown was all smiles and tomorrow they demand that they explain their online failure. only one nonstudent enrolled after the uc system spent more than $4 million to market an online program to students and nonstudents. by contrast, csu model is built for an existing audience of students looking for matt and statistic courses they must have to graduate and the price just $150 a course. >> if you try to staff those classes and we have a strong human element to help even the weakest students and the students that need extra attention. >> reporter: at this staffing agency where they know how much employers value education, the idea of making graduation more assessable is good news. >> as long as you can always make sure it's that individual that's getting their degree and doing the work is also important, i think it's a wonderful tool and wonderful resource. >> reporter: garcia wishes she could have gone online years ago. >> it make a lot of students' live
. that's down 255,000 from one year ago. construction, information technology, education and health services were the biggest. take a look at what's happening in the bay area, all nine counts have unemployment rates lower than the state average. it's the lowest at 5.5%. san francisco at 6.5%. and santa clara at 7.5. it's the highest at 9.3%. >>> solid earnings from dow components, general electric and morgan stanley helped stocks end higher. dow gained 53 points today. nasdaq lost 1. the dow and s&p 500 are sitting at five year highs. here's the course of the dow over the five year period from january of 2008 until now. stocks that finished higher three weeks running. >>> this could be one of the worst flu seasons in several years. the good and the bad about this year's vaccine. >> too much work to be done. >> fans catch the 49ers last practice before heading to atlanta. why time is an ally for their star quarter back >> the bay area is in the clear tonight. the warmest day of the holiday weekend and when shower chances resurface on the five day forecast [ crickets chirping ] [ tra
. but as she prepares to spend another four years at the white house, some critics suggest the harvard-educated lawyer should take on more policy-heavy goals. top advisers push back. >> well, there were policies behind the initiatives that she did. >> reporter: valerie jarrett says the first lady and you her staff are working on a new agenda. >> she really is very determined to make sure that they think it through thoroughly and that they don't just do one-off things. she wants to really make sure that it's thought out. >> reporter: ivillage chief correspondent kelly wallace covers michelle obama. >> she is obviously going to add other issues to her plate. i wouldn't be surprised if you hear her talking more about work/life balance. >> reporter: no matter what the first lady's new agenda holds, advisers say the role of mom-in-chief will always be her top priority. >> every day, i hope that i'm doing right by my girls. every day. >> reporter: malia is now 14 and sasha, 11. that means college applications and all the challenges that lie ahead. >> as i get a little bit older and as i have now so a
are going to be working in your state. and education is the new currency of the world, and you want an educated population. so if they don't do it, they will find themselves really behind the times, so i think what they are doing is looking ahead and recognizing that businesses are going to demand in and the more businesses you want to move you have to have an educated workforce. >> virginia's first openly gay judge has been appointed to the bench. reversing a division last year, rejecting him, the house of delegates voted this year, in fact this past week, to seat tracy thorn and he will serve a six--year-term there, and the debate came out because of his record, and what do you think this signals? >> the people i am talking to are saying this is another indication that the purple and the red/blue virginia cosmos is becoming more pronounced and it's not a liberal but less conservatives, and gay rights are gaining, and maybe not many but enough parts of virginia to move this thing along and the republicans want to ask themselves, are we on the wrong side of the gay rights issue, and
to go. we need to educate and incentivize, be partners with landowners and we're doing that. >> it restoration efforts could cost more than a billion dollars. state leaders estimate small steps will go a long way. >> i think along our north coast it's possible to bring them back within a generation. >> jeff ranieri in the weather center, it is sure chilly outside. >> we've been talking about this three and four days. one of the colder days, daytime highs in parts of the east bay not getting out of the 40s. look at this. 49 for your daytime high in livermore. 45 in los gatos. up to 53 and 55 in santa rosa. what does it look like? from the 40s back into the tri-valley, 36 in napa. reading in the low 40s but that particular one in the mid-30s, 45 currently in downtown san jose. let's get you outside to our live sky camera network on this very brisk monday evening and you can see visibility is pretty much unlimited. i don't remember the last time i saw the sky camera sparkle like that. let's bring you up into the north bay. that's where we'll have ice. some grace visibility up i
francisco. >> it's a way to educate the young about past civil rights struggles. elissa harrington is in san jose with more on how people can ride. good morning. >> reporter: the longest rung freedom train in the united states going on its 27th year now, and it leaves the station in san jose at 9:30 this morning. it's to commemorate the birthday of martin luther king junior and covers 54 miles. that's the same distance that he and other civil rights activists marched in 1965. he led thousands of demonstrators from sell e sell -- selma alabama to montgomery. this is significant considering obama is being sworn into his second term in the white house. the mlk association is chartering the freedom train and to ride you needied to get your tickets online at brownpapertickets.com or you can buy one on site from the mlk board members. it boards at 9, leaves san jose at 9:30 and will make three stops along the way one in sunnyvale, another in palo alto and in san mateo and is scheduled to arrive in san francisco at 10:55 this morning. round trip ticket
meeting, to educate people on how bad the crisis was. not only did i tell people that we'd have to raise rates, i told them we'd have to tear up the city to repair this infrastructure. man: you can't simply say, "i won't use any water, it's too expensive." we have about 25% of our population that's at or below the poverty line, so you have to look at rate structures that are tiered so the people can pay their bills. franklin: we would love to have something like 75% federal money. we do get some federal aid and we are thankful, but on the other hand, we're paying for this primarily with new rates. we have increased our rates to among the highest in america. but not nearly as much as if we hadn't passed a one-cent sales tax dedicated to water and sewer infrastructure. hunter: that sales tax counts for about a third of the revenue of the department right now. franklin: we got 75% of the voters to agree to tax themselves so that their children and their children's children could have clean water because we're investing in it now. hunter: there were no alternatives. the infrastructure was in
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: it's up there with taxes. healthcare. immigration. education is below it. >> andrea: he can't do both or he won't? >> bob: first, you listen to these things the reason we're in trouble is the republicans refuse, they are holding us hostage on that. >> dana: that is not fair and it's not true. >> bob: it is too true. if they would come up dopped the right thing. >> dana: was it true in 2007 when obama voted against -- >> bob: i talked about this. a bad mistake to do it now. no it's the republicans fault? it is the republicans fault. unemployment increase for 15 straight months, manufacturing up. trade up. you look around the economy and things you listed you can pick them out. economy is growing across the board. back to a recovery. a strong recovery. >> greg: do you think in a weird way this is a distraction? there is another gun violence going on. going on in chicago. they choose not to discuss. that is interesting. >> andrea: wyoming and texas taking it in their own hands. >> bob: sometimes presidents take something and move it up. hitler marming against europe. in the polling, it w
's everyone's problem. >> model of higher education is broken. it's true. going forward what we do about it, what kinld of design change is feesible that, remains to be seen. >> over time, we're going have to do some things differently. if we stand still, we can get behind. >> the assembly speaker told the regents the state ability to help them out of spots will be limited for the for seeable future you can't blame for asking. and the truth is that we have to find alternate sources of revenue. >> whatever decision they make it's the student, it's in their hands. >> shifting teaching to online courses is now a front runner as an idea to bring down costs. students saying okay but we prefer those online courses to be just a supplement not a replacement to classroom teachings. in mission gay bai, abc 7 news. >> some residents are playing a big part pat president's inauguration. one aco-chair, another running social media sites for the joint military coalition protecting the president. mark matthews is here now. >> out of the 300 million already eight civilians invited to be co-chairs of the ina
said that high schoolers may benefit of online education to better prepare themselves for college. >>> google has dropped the controversial make me asian app following pressure from protesters and others. the app allows the user to alter photos to make a person look a certain ethnicity or fat. >>> beef patties have been recalled because they contain horse meat and were not labeled as such. the horse meat came from an unnamed european country. >>> in honduras, authorities confiscated a shipment of drugs. >>> in australia, check this out, two men have a really big fish story to tell. they have a close encounter with a great white shark, a very big great white shark. the shark swam around and around their small boat for about 40 minutesful during that time he said they were reminded of the movie jaws. >> looks like the shark was almost as big as that boat. >>> why the popularity of last weekend's gun guy back is prompting warnings for the upcoming event. >>> and we'll look at the weather for your upcoming weekend. water is just $3.33. folgers is $7.99 for the large size. that's a hug
education to better prepare themselves for college. >>> google has dropped the controversial make me asian app following pressure from protesters and others. the app allows the user to alter photos to make a person look a certain ethnicity or fat. >>> beef patties have been recalled because they contain horse meat and were not labeled as such. the horse meat came from an unnamed european country. >>> in honduras, authorities confiscated a shipment of drugs. >>> in australia, check this out, two men have a really big fish story to tell. they have a close encounter with a great white shark, a very big great white shark. the shark swam around and around their small boat for about 40 minutesful during that time he said they were reminded of the movie jaws. >> looks like the shark was almost as big as that boat. >>> why the popularity [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or why it doesn't have to be an adventure to stick to your new year's budget. because safeway gives you real big club card deals each week. right now, a case of arrowhead water is just $3.33. folger
king junior. the keeper of the papers head of the research and education institute. what i wanted to ask him was if they could have met, what would he have to say to the president about guns and violence? in our society. >> he was just 19 years old on a hot august afternoon, listening to martin luther king describe his dream for america he was back to ask barack obama to take his oath of office and wondered what now? >> what is i going to do to bring king's dream into reality? >> carson leaves dr. king would urge the president to take on harder issues, under lying gun violence. >> problem is not availability of guns. >> i think what he would point out is that people don't kill other people when they have hope. >> king would call for gun control but he also called on americans to see themselves part of one community. >> when do white americans care as much about the death of a black child as a white child? would the response of the nation have been the same if that happened in a black school? i would hope so. but as we know, the death of black children on a daily, weekly basis does
which aims to educate young people on cooking while teaching them self- reliance and self-esteem. >>> three minutes. >> getting tough on graffiti, the international effort. >> we also talk about how a target once considered taboo is no longer off limits. >> there's always something he'll do that's surprising. >> right after the break he's been called clueless. find out how long the unlucky burglar who robbed steve jobs house will spent in prison. >>> the trial began this week in the case of a deadly office shooting in silicon valley. jing hua wu is accused of shooting three executives at 10 startup siport in santa clara in 2008. if convicted wu will be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. wu's attorneys claim their client suffered a psychotic breakdown due to a post- traumatic stress disorder stemming from childhood. the prosecution said wu was motivated by revenge after being fired. >>> the men found guilty of burglarizing steve job's home in 2011 has been sentenced to seven years in state prison. 35-year-old kareem mcfarland of alameda took at l
is that they are eventually getting their diplomas. >> a new study from the u.s. department of education finds a national high school graduation rate is at the highest since 1976. >> the study finds the dropout rate for male students was 3.8%. for females, it just under 3%. researchers say the dropout rate was higher among males in every state. >> official said the steady rise of students completing their education is a reflection of the struggling economy that's created greater competition for new jobs. darya. >> thank you a lot more. in national moods, supporters of longtime pen state football coach joe paterno are marking the one-year anniversary of his death with a candlelight vigil. the hall of fame coach died of lung cancer last year at 85. his supporters will hold a vigil at the mural in state college that includes a depiction of paternal. the paternal family is expected to attend. >> organizers say they will like 409 candles, one of each of paternal victories before many were stripped as part of the n.c.a.a. sanctions in response to the jerry sandusky sex abuse scandal. >> today marks the fourth anniv
-old have iphone. i will say it is important, injures as we took driver's ed, driver's education. they should be teaching gun safety and education in schools. even with an app like this to help people learn how to shoot straight, because when they grow up and become adults they are going to have to protect their homes in the same way that that georgia woman did last week, in the same way that 4,000 people a day protect their homes, their families. this is a very important right, the american people upwards of 70% or more support the right to keep and bear arms and i just don't see why there should be an objection from the political left to doing something that really has been engrained in our culture for over 200 years. martha: eric we thank you. we wanted to hear your side of the story. it's getting a lot of attention today. thanks for coming on. we'll see you soon. bill: in the florida house right now they are reading the constitution, right now they are on the second amendment. this is only the second time we've had a reading of the constitution on the floor of the house. the
. a stress, focus on health, education, veterans' affairs, faith, family sbed kags. ra and education. randi? >> thank you. chris lawrence has a look at the security at the inauguration. good morning to you. >> reporter: we talked to federal officials here. they're telling us right now there are no credible security threats to disrupt the inauguration. no credible threats to disrupture the inauguration right now. what we're seeing really is pulling in help from all over the country. the country is pitching in to make sure that this inauguration goes on well. d.c. police are pulling in another 2,000 to 3,000 officers from around the country. the fbi will be helping the secret service, who is running the overall security effort. the big difference this year will be the crowd. last time, nearly 1.8 million visitors descended on the city. this time the crowd could be maybe a third of that. 600,000 or so. and that means some big changes. the biggest of which probably is the fact that the bridges, which feed into the city from virginia, will most likely be open for traffic. so a lot easier to get
the americans who come here over the summer but you typically get a perceived more educated more sophisticated crowd belichick more politically aware. >> and people in the interest of having a good time. and that's sort of the difference between the average tourist season and inauguration is a lot of people are in a better mood. it makes things more fun when you are out and about on the town. >> people are so happy to be here and so excited to see different stuff. the people i ran into over the weekend, it's cool. like i said, i live in adams-morgan and i saw people on 18th street, which is a big party district if you are not familiar with it in d.c. people out there having a good time. it's hard to put a value on that, especially this day and age in our country where things aren't great for everybody. you can see people coming together to have a good time in a peaceful manner. scomplvrnlths. >> we were up to dinner friday night and last night. the restaurant was packed. it was a different mood. it wasn't just your average night in a restaurant. people were h
? >> this exrecordry young woman cut ties with her parents. Ășl the last check for her education. she is now a graduate student there and contemplating a dock torit in writing. she's only just getting used to the idea she can have a bright, beautiful future. >> 28-year-old lynn watch hears peer yens, talking about how growing up in san jose, her parents sold her for sex. >> my parents began selling me for sex at the age of 10 after years of preparation. my father raped three mee from age 3 until i left at age 20. >> she somehow thrived academically in south bay public schools, her parents made her sign a contract and threatened her life. at age 11 they took her to a cafe, a front for a brothel. and raped and heard r >> watching something that every day i wished it wasn't true. >> she went public and became an advocate about three years ago. but it is hard to face per past. >> part of healing is z.thriving is admitting to myself that that happened and that i deal with consequences of that. >> and tons of shame. some point i believed this is what i deserved. >> she hopes telling the story will bring att
latin america is partly tied to the tough committee and the demand if more highly educated workers. >> and a lot of the jobs are high-tech-related. >> with the traffic and weather next on abc7 morning news and a live look outside at a shaky look at the bay bridge where we still have some problems. big delays. sue will cover that next. >> also, two -- too hot to scare, the heat scare during the middle of the australian so if you have a flat tire, dead battery, need a tow or lock your keys in the car, geico's emergency roadside assistance is there 24/7. oh dear, i got a flat tire. hmmm. uh... yeah, can you find a take where it's a bit more dramatic on that last line, yeah? yeah i got it right here. someone help me!!! i have a flat tire!!! well it's good... good for me. what do you think? geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >> welcome back at 6:10 on thursday. now, the cold temperatures waiting for you outside. we are subfreezing inland but napa is close to 33 and antioch at 39. we are in the mid-30's at fremont and 32 in los gatos and mid-t
. a focus on education and prevention. treat drugs and addiction as a public health issue not just a criminal justice concern. and law enforcement focuses remains on choking off supply. studies by the national institute on drug abuse so the road ahead is tough. illicit drug use in america, kreemping up. 22.5 american, 8.7%, used or abused illicit drug fls 2011. up 0.4% in a decade. most comes from marijuana use. the drug of choice for teens. >> the one particular thing that worries me the most is the youth use of marijuana. study after study shows that it can have a number of significant health and mental health impacts, particularly on developing young people. >> reporter: says guy wheeler, it's not your father's marijuana. the main psycho active ingredient, thc, is at least twice as high as in the old days. >> we keep thinking marijuana is like 3%. 5%. the population i'm serving every day, the mrijuana has a rate of 25%. they call it wake and bake. some of these clients wake up every morning and go smoke a joint. >> reporter: one of the pillars, curb use before it becomes abuse.
that they look up to sports star who also i hope expires a college education. >> he's always said i'm not going to college because he doesn't like school now that he sees a local go all the way he's 100 percent i'm going to clem. >>reporter: we decided to bring tap on a cookie to actual cap nick to get dad reaction. >> they are wonderful. everybody knows collin. this is where he grew up. it's interesting and fun. >> hi mom. >>reporter: what about having the family name turned that a verb. capper necking. >> i asked the first time he did it. i know it's the tattoo. he kisses the part that says faith. i do not do it. i don't have a tattoo. >>reporter: as for the bakers they hope his good luck pays off but they have to bake even more cookies. >> if he guess to the superbowl might have to hire a few extra people. >> they are going to sell out of those cookies if that happens. mike is heading to atlanta right now to cover sunday game. first report will air tomorrow here on abc 7 new news. so tune in we'll cover a lot of excitement. >> well, the bucket head bandi bandit. disguess caught
for california will help the system avoidture -- avoid tuition officers. >> the model of higher education is broken. that is true. going forward, what we do, what design change is feasible, that remains to be seen. >> it is the second straight year of no tuition increase after the system raised fees every year from 2006 to 2011. >> a man is suing a bay area hotel after he was found unconscious suffering from severe carbon monoxide poisoning in november at the embassy suite hotel by the airport. hundreds of guests were evacuated. the leak was traced to a malfunctioning boiler. he survived the poisoning but according to the attorney suffered brain injuries and is undergoing rehabilitation now. >> a federal judge is expected to rule on san francisco's ban on public nudity the next two weeks. yesterday, act visits tried to overturn the ordinance. opponents ask the judge to block the law from going into effect february 1 and the city wants the case thrown out. the ban is a matter of public health but nudists say it is a violation of free speech the. >> this is part of the political speech. the
educational walking tours. through monday naturalists will guide visitors to where the sea lions hang out. >>> an army soldier gave her daughter a thrilling surprise this week coming home after a year in afghanistan to southern california. >> i missed everything about her. >> it was to say the least an emotional reunion. u.s. army specialist veronica velasquez showed up at her daughter's classroom. she hadn't seen her daughter since a year ago. >> birthdays, holidays, pretty much i missed everything a whole year. i can't really make up but just spend more time with her. >> reporter: what are your fears when she's away? >> that she doesn't get shot or anything because i'll miss her. >> she'll have two weeks home before heading to a new post but this time she'll stay stateside in new york. >>> an 81-year-old woman suffered critical burns last night when her hayward apartment caught fire at 9:15. it appears the woman fell asleep smoking. the fire was put out in seven minutes. firefighters kept it from spreading to other apartments. >> it didn't burn our unit. it didn't catch our unit at all
are giving educational walking tours with the sea lions through monday. >>> where is on the road and it's not the start that we're hoping for. >> you go to san antonio you go there for one thing, to lose. now let's see, the last time golden state won a game in san antonio was valentine's day 1987. and the spurs own the best home record in the nba. so you say there's a chance? well spurs led by just one at halftime. then crews delayed the second half by 15 minutes to fix this basket and the coyote even tried to help. but finally, warriors tie it when clay thompson hit this jumper. it's 82-82. thompson scored 21. warriors lose the 28th straight game. tony parker scores two of his 25 right there. spurs win 85-88. spurs have lost five of their last six. >>> sixth ranked stanford women lost their two home games. 75-49. both teams 4-1 in the top pac12 conference. >>> the last thing the 49ers needed was a distraction before sunday's nfc championship game. but when police start investigating their top receiver michael crabtree about sexual assault allegations then new question about focus and
make that happen for her. >> what kind of law is that? >> it will make child sexual abuse education mandatory in public schools in all 50 states. we're working to make that happen and hopefully we'll create real progress this year. >> you know, you moved from alabama, went to new york, 18 years old. you say sometimes you had $5 in your pocket. >> i did. >> just to eat and get around. you are scrappy here. >> yeah. >> people in washington, they're partisan. they don't get along so well. you're going to go state to state all year you're traveling. what are you going to say to bring folks to the table, even if they disagree? >> i think that the first thing we can do is happening right here. we can encourage everyone in america to become involved in their community and see things from a different angle. the sooner they do that, the better off we'll be. and the better off we'll be at listening to each other and understanding people's needs. that's the best way we can compromise sometimes is just to listen to each other and understand what's going on maybe in your neighbor's house and you
issues to disparity in education and health care, would also be put on the agenda, and those would also be addressed. certainly a lot of that has not happened, and there is certainly a disappointment across large sectors of the black community. but it is also realistic also a sense of the constraint that the president has had. and it is not just about the president. it is also bought congress, about state houses, and about governors. there is a broader political strategy that has to enfold to achieve some of the things that people hoped would happen when president obama was elected. host: barbara, anything to add to that? guest: it is often hard to maintain the kind of levels of excitement from the first inaugural to the second, and that applies to any president, particularly this one because the expectations were so high. i compared it to a second marriage. hard to rekindle that sparked sometimes. perhaps it is the more like renewing the vows. the american people ought to fall in love again with the president. they want to have that hope and expectation. there are lots of people here.
but that is not stopping a teachers grew from hand-picking bill ayers. he will address teacher educators next month in atlanta. ayers was involved in a townhouse bombing in new york city that left three people dead. >>steve: singer james taylor says he knows what gun owners want. >> i think the majority of us feel strongly, even the majority of gun owners feel strongly that we need to make some sacrifice to our freedoms if that's the way to put it. >>brian: is he wearing scalia's hat? >>steve: taylor made the comment after performing at the inauguration. advocates very concerned about the president's proposal on gun control if you take aspirin, it can triple your chances of going blind. those who take it on a regular basis can cause age related macular degeneration. >>gretchen: they tell you to take it for your heart and blood thinning. >>steve: the low dose. >>gretchen: watch this. a huge lighting fixture falls from above landing on the child during a meet in wisconsin. he had just gotten into position to start up the match again when it happened. luckily he only needed a few stitches. no word on
. >> it is a way to educate the young about the past civil rights strag rights -- struggles. and elissa harrington is there with more about how they can learn to ride the ride. >> reporter: this freedom train is to honor the birthday of martin luther king and leaves the station at 9:30. this is the 27th year that the mlk association of santa clara valley has organized this ride from san jose to san francisco. it commemorates his march from selma alabama to the dap toll of montgomery in 1965 and covers 54 miles. this is the longest running freedom train in the united states and the rides were brought about my king's wife. the freedom train today has four stops. again, it will leave san jose at 9:30 and will stop three times along the peninsula in sunnyvale, palo alto and san mateo. round trip tickets are $10 you are advised to come early because lines can get long. live in san jose, elissa harrington. cbs 5. >>> a march and parade will proceed from the caltrains depot. that will be followed by an interface commemoration ceremony. and also in san fran
. oakland's was keeping her promise to oakland's school children to fund their college education. she told the audience that the next goal is to open up a boarding school for the underprivileged kids. >> 95 to 80% of the students will graduate because they will not be in this room and on the ground that it will be in the dorms. she explained how volunteering with their project has changed the teenagers to learn how to prepare meals. >> and they have had someone with the eyes for them for helping me save that life and you're not the same. >> when you are accepting all the awards for their efforts to include the disabled in the every day activities. she took the opportunity to express the feeling that will be common among all winners. it'll be the most awarding feeling in the world and i feel very blessed to be able to do work here today that i love. >> and they stepped up to the podium with the dog. it is one of many that their organizations has trained to alert the diabetics to a dangerous change in the blood sugar levels, saying he believes that v
also is the martin luther king holiday. >> the least among us is dr. king would say to agitate, educate, and mobilize from the bottom up, to have those voices for those who are still struggling, those who dr. king would have been standing for. >> reporter: the answer coalition will gather at 14th and pennsylvania avenue just blocks from the white house. but its protest is bigger than obama. >> it's to send a message to all the politicians. not just the president. the senator, the congressmen, all the big business people. these are the problems of ordinary working people we need to be tackling. >> reporter: tom sherwood, news 4. >>> nbc 4 is the place to watch inauguration day events from start to finish. we will be up extra early. news 4 today begins at 4:00 a.m. on monday. we'll be live on capitol hill to preview the day's events. you can also check out our inauguration guide on nbcwashington.com. >> pretty big deal. happens every four years. >> that's right. >>> right now it is 6:36. hope you're off to a great morning. coming up, we're going to run down some of the a-list celebrities
. this is renowned author, educator and political activist angela davis who spoke last night, founder of the group critical resistance, a grassroots effort to in the prison industrial complex. davis voiced support for president obama, the said much work needs to be done. >> let me say this time around we cannot subordinate our aspirations and our hopes to presidential the agendas. our passionate support for president barack obama and it is wonderful that we can say for the second time, president barack obama, and we support him and are passionate about that support. but that support should also be expressed in our determination to raise issues that have largely been ignored or not appropriately addressed by the administration. and let me say that we are aware that we should be celebrating, critically celebrating the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation. [applause] there should be massive celebrations this year. what has happened other than the film "lincoln"? and of course with 2.5 million people behind bars today, the prison system, the immigrant detention system are terrible remain
good. but he has to get everybody working again. it means fix the economy. it means fix the education. so we're bringing kids along that have the skills for 21st century america. his focus has to be on the economy. on the need to reduce unemployment. and frankly, i hope he can, through his own example, restore a sense of civility in the country. >> every president learns a lot. is scarred by the office. also made more wise by the office. what is the one thing you hope president obama has learned over the last four years? >> i hope he's learned that you know, no one part of the government, really, gets it all done. and so, he's got to do a better job of reaching out to members of congress, across both -- across the aisle, to the republicans. and the republicans have to stop buying into things that demonize the president. why aren't republican leaders shouting out about all this birther nonsense and these other things? they're silent. they need to speak out. this is the kind of intolerance i've been talking about, where these idiot presentations continue to be made. and you don't see th
't got a clue and they actually support something they think is law. so the education part of it is one aspect of it. but you've also got the sheer power, the emotion of the 9/11 families style approach where you've got the sandy hook families coming in, it's very hard to oppose -- it's not about the president. you've got -- it's not even about bloomberg's money that's going to go into the advertising. the emotional force of the sandy hook families is just like it was with the 9/11 families. and republicans have got to face up to that. frankly, democrats have to face up and grow a spine here as well. they have run away from the gun debate for 20 years or so because it's helped them get into power in some states. >> by the way, there are 30 to 40 democrats in the house, too, will also fight any reasonable, rational reforms. you know, one of the moments yesterday, richard, that i thought was really telling, i thought one of the president's strongest moments is when he said if you have a congressman or congresswoman that supports assault weapons, ask them why. see, that's where the extremi
life and better education, that's for sure. >> what was the inspiration. >> i'm fortunate to be brought up in the family i was. i had good parents. they gave me everything. but there are some children whose parents have done mistakes and they are also suffering. and i think that i should give it to them. >> and if some of your kids were watching, what do you want to say to them? >> their mamu did it, and i'm sure you're proud of me, whatever i'm doing. >> i'm proud of you too. >> thank you. >>> and we are proud of all the people who showed up for the second inauguration of the president. look how beautiful the capitol looks tonight. and look at all of the gorgeous faces! out on the mall. they showed up. to be with us here at cnn. and we are very happy that they're here, because we're getting ready for the presidential inauguration and you might be asking, why do we do it, other than it is the law. wendy walsh is a human behavioral psychologist, and wendy, you say there is a bit of a fine line here. we americans walk during an inauguration, right? >> reporter: it's true, don. i think tha
, well-educated, has his wife, coretta, and for children caught the young guest who were quite young, the youngest boreman 63, born in birmingham. so dexter irca the youngest is just an infant during this period. this is a period when dr. king is most political, in the sense that in the early your workout in the parting of the waters come he's getting drawn into other people's movements because he's an orator, and he would go help out. the bus boycott wasn't his idea. the freedom rides and the sit-ins certainly weren't his idea to give he would get called in to these meetings. but by 1963 where we start here, he's right and that the south is hardened against segregation and that the moment in history might fit without implementing something into history that will resist that recession, that retrograde trend. and he takes a huge risk to the he says i'm going to have my own movement. i'm going to risk everything. first in birmingham to try to crack segregation and then later in selma, where we ending 65, after the long year of 64 where he is lobbying and submitting to jail when st. aug
to fund their college educations. she told the audience her next goal is to open a boarding school for underprivileged kids. >> 95 to 90 percents of the students will graduate because any kid that is not in the classroom, mama brown will be up in the dorm. >> reporter: cathryn couch of sonoma explained how volunteers with her project has change the teenagers who learned to prepare meals for the critically ill. >> everyone teen has had someone look them in the eye thank you for helping save my life. you're not the same after that whether your's 15, 13 or 5. >> reporter: winner lisa markey giraldi included the disabled in everyday activity. >> being able to work with people and make a difference in their lives is the most rewarding feeling in the world. and i feel very blessed to be able to do work that i love. >> reporter: mark ruefenacht stepped up to the podium with a dog, one of many his organization has trained to alert diabetics to a dangerous change in blood sugar levels. he said he believes volunteering is a way of life. >> true happiness i
. >> i think that takes a change in the education community and i think that's we're starting to see that, that you know, unfortunately, we're selling yesterday's dream. >> reporter: lots of people both in and out of college are beginning to question the wisdom of the california dream. and there are those who feel its time to offer something to the 72% who don't get the diploma. john ramos cbs 5. >>> they say honesty is the best policy and it paid off for a college kid from placer county whose candid self- assessment landed him a job on wall street. his cover letter to a small investment banking firm is called the best ever. what's in it? the san diego state finance student admits that he has no special skills but he also has no qualms about fetching coffee, shining shoes, taking out the laundry and he will work for next to nothing. >> hired. >> he heads to manhattan this summer for an internship. isn't that how you started in. >> didn't we all start that way, coffee, no pay, laundry? >> i remember the first thing i ever heard from a television new
of the bay and pier 39 are marking the occasion over the weekend with educational tours and refreshments. the tours are hourly between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. if you have ever been to pier 39 they're loud. >> they're great to watch for a while. >>> time now 5:50. the 49ers get ready to play in one of the noisiest stadiums in the nfl. >>> dennis o'donnell is going to break down how much the crowd impacts the action on the field. aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive. between 20-15 and 20-17. e-s-p-n, which organizes and >>> lake tahoe is in the running to host the winter x games between 2015 and 2017. espn, which organizes and airs the annual extreme sports competition, named tahoe as one of its eligible destinations. finalists will be announced in april and the selection will happen by the end of the year. espn says past x games have been moneymakers for host cities so we'll keep our fingers crossed. >> the perfect place to do it. >>> sunday the 49ers face off with the atlanta falcons not nfc championship. >> they do. b
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